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Fact-checking around the world: Inside Zimbabwe’s ZimFact

In the latest installment of our series on global fact-checkers, we explore ZimFact in Zimbabwe.

Lungelo Ndhlovu | June 18, 2018

Ahead of Colombia’s elections, this women-driven initiative fact-checks information on WhatsApp

Chicas Poderosas' project, El Poder de Elegir, tackles misinformation on WhatsApp, one of the most-secretive social platforms, to help ensure that Colombian voters are making their decisions based on facts.

Belén Arce Terceros | June 14, 2018

Verificado 2018 fact-checks information on WhatsApp

WhatsApp's private and encrypted messages make it difficult to fight the spread of misinformation on the social platform, but Verificado 2018 has found a way. 

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 08, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Germany’s Wafana

Germany's fact-checking startup, Wafana, has released a social listening tool to better monitor online misinformation. Read more about the organizations' initiatives. 

Clothilde Goujard | May 30, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Bosnia-Herzegovina’s fact-checkers

Bosnia-Herzegovina takes a multi-pronged approach at fact-checking, many under the organization "Zasto Ne?" Today's post explores two main initiatives, Isinomjer and Raskrinkavanje.

Sherry Ricchiardi | May 21, 2018

Knight Prototype Fund winners outline tools to fight disinformation

Winner's of Knight Foundation's Prototype Fund Challenge shared their tools and initiatives to fight disinformation at the International Symposium on Online Journalism. Here are some of the winning projects. 

Patrick Butler | April 30, 2018

How journalists can avoid being manipulated by trolls seeking to spread disinformation

In a panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism, researcher Joan Donovan shared four "source-hacking" techniques that trolls use to trick the media into publishing false information.

Patrick Butler | April 23, 2018

To fight disinformation, focus on on-the-ground reporting

During a panel at the 2018 International Journalism Festival, media professionals encouraged less focus on fighting Russian disinformation and more focus on slow, high-quality reporting.

IJNet | April 18, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Croatia’s Faktograf

With a small team of only three people, Croatia's Faktograf has been able to gain their readers' trust and support.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 02, 2018

New report highlights what’s missing from the research on fake news

A report from Hewlett Foundation compares existing studies on disinformation, social media, and political polarization; focusing on what key information is still missing from these studies.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | March 22, 2018

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